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Friday, 10 January 2014

Friday Fun


Living overseas, one of my joys is receiving mail!

My Mum chose this card 'Family Gathering' by Mary Kilvert
(Woodmansferne Publications)
 to send to us - as she knew our family would all be together at Christmas!
It was a bit like this picture!! We had a lovely time!

I appreciate everything that comes to our letterbox but in particular I like the handmade items!

 This shows a selection of the handmade cards we received.

I was very taken with the one made by my niece and her little boy:


I have seen quite a few 'finger-printed' cards around recently - so I thought I would have a go!
This is my version...


This was a tiny textured card base - the red circles were also textured paper. I used cream cardstock to print with red and brown inks.
 I used black and brown Promarkers to add the features.
I think I prefer my niece and great-nephew's robins!!

Anyway, a bit of fun!
I then decided to have some more fun -
 using the Brushless Watercolour Technique as advocated by Tim Holtz.


I made this tag according to Tim Holtz 101.

Then I decided to try it with two different stamps...



I was quite pleased with the results especially the poinsettia! 

These then became the following Christmas cards - I mean to have a whole stack made come November!


Both these cards could be submitted to CHNC's Challenge 158 as in each case I have upcycled something...


This beautiful double bow came on one of the Christmas cards to us - I pinched it!
I am going to submit this to CHNC Challenge 158
CHNC extra January Challenge
and
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - ribbon or lace


 Some friends came round bearing cake - the box was tied with this twine - the same colours as Distress Ink  watercolours!! The sentiment was cut from an old Christmas card.

I am submitting this to 

Merry Monday Challenge - ribbon/twine

Happy Crafting!




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all your lovely crafting for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

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  2. What gorgeous creations. Thanks for joining us at the Holly Jolly Christmas Ribbon/Lace challenge.

    Linda

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  3. Lovely selection of cards. I like the finger painted card too. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  4. Your creations are awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CRAFTYHAZELNUT CHRISTMAS EXTRA challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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